Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Democrat House Waves off Impeachment Agaist Bush.

The Associated Press: House waves off impeachment measure against Bush

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, who ran for president earlier this year, insists that his resolution deserves more consideration. He spent more than four hours Monday night reading his 35 articles of impeachment into the record, including charges that Bush manufactured a false case
for going to war against Iraq.

Impeach Bush - Kucinich presents Bush impeachment articles

Republicans, seeing a chance to force Democrats into an embarrassing debate, voted to bring up the resolution. Democrats countered by pushing through a motion to scuttle the bill from the floor.

I thought the the Democrats wanted President Bush and Vice President Cheney impeached? But it was the House Democrats who voted to send articles of impeachment to a committee that is not likely to hold hearings before the end of Bush's term, a procedure often used to kill legislation.

It seems that Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, has been trying to impeach the President forever. And he will talk to anyone, who will listen to him, about it. Kucinich, a Democrat, told Al Jazeera, that the impeachment attempt was not just about the past, but also about the future.

If we don't establish that the rule of law must apply to the president of the US now, what we are doing is through our inaction creating a precedent that would let the next President know that he could go ahead and wage war without congressional approval.

I think Mr. Kucinich is wrong. The measure passed the Senate and House by wider margins than the 1991 resolution that empowered the current president's father to go to war to expel Iraq from Kuwait. That measure passed 250-183 in the House and 52-47 in the Senate.

The resolution requires Bush to declare to Congress either before or within 48 hours after beginning military action that diplomatic efforts to enforce the U.N. resolutions have failed.

I think the House Republicans are right. We should bring impeachment debate to the floor of the House so the whole country, and world, can see the Democrats in action. You Democrats, who wanted President Bush impeached, this is your last chance. Your Democrat leaders are letting you down. They already let you down with bringing our troops home.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi long ago declared the prospects for impeachment proceedings "off the table." Because she knew they were wrong!

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